This may come as a surprise, but we don’t actually spend every afternoon at Paperless Post HQ sipping Earl Grey and eating cucumber sandwiches on fine china. (We only wish we did.)
Jim Meehan is the owner and head mixologist of Please Don’t Tell, New York’s favorite speakeasy-inside-a-telephone-booth-inside-a-hot-dog-shop. Once it gets warm enough (fingers crossed), we’re looking forward to sitting out on the roof with Jim’s spring cocktail of asparagus tips and other harbingers of spring.
If you haven’t already noticed, we’ve been knee-deep in flowers lately between designing our new wedding collection and preparing for springtime. One of our biggest floral inspirations is Dutch still-life artist Willem van Alest. Van Aelst makes his blossoms look as though their extending out of the canvas with the use of bright whites and rich reds against a backdrop of the deepest black. We can only hope that we’ll look this fresh after we emerge from this long dark winter.